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Harmony Awaits

Harmony Awaits
                   by Odin Roark

So dissonant the surroundings
A world in disarray
Like but a discordant accompaniment
The clamor of people’s and beasts alike
Searching for the melodious link

Senses arrest

So many sounds and images
Clashing for lack of attachment
For loss of accepting absonant’s journey
The unmelodious quest for harmony

Like the oils mixing on a palette
The de poisson of a dancer’s effort
The diminuendo of a kettle drum’s fade into silence
The verb’s finding of a perfect object

So goes the many ways of inventive solution


Most accept the raucous way out
Unwilling to step beyond the threshold of compliance
Away from “that’s just the way it is” cliché

Even though

No different than the perfect coordination
Of a baby’s practiced step forward
Reaching out knowing security awaits
A repeat of trust’s innocence
Re-appearing as the harkening back
When honesty knew only to be
Solutions exist 

How pitiable

So many steps result in distrust
When a step backward
Might reveal a fresh start
A new open-eyed acceptance of
The many roads unpaved


One can always start over
Knowing more discordant experience
Will undoubtedly confront
But one is not destined 
To make the same mistakes twice


There is a need
To create the lessons
And over…

Until they are learned

Harmony awaits

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